The Green School for Boys

Reach
Beyond Your Grasp

Robert Browning

An inclusive church school

At the heart of the Christian faith is love; at the heart of the Christian faith is relationship and reconciliation; at the heart of the Christian faith is the offer to know and be known; the offer to reach beyond the here and now to find something bigger to be a part of; somewhere to discover our place in the bigger picture; somewhere to explore our God-given talents and work out who we are. At the heart of the Christian faith is the invitation to belong.

The Green School for Boys is founded upon this invitation.

"Reach beyond your Grasp or what's a heaven for"

Our school motto is embedded in all we do. This captures our aspiration for all our students and is rooted in the development of character which is  true, noble and admirable.

 

Philippians 4:4-9

 "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,   present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."

 

Service

Our commitment to the Gospel and our worship of God are not limited to our collective worship; they underpin every priority we have as a school community. As we treat each other with respect and compassion, we are sharing together the love of God. We take that commitment beyond our school community:

  • At Harvest, we collect for a local Food Bank
  • At Christmas, each tutor group packs a Christmas Hamper full of presents which are given to SPEAR – a homeless charity in Twickenham.

  • During Lent 2019, we undertook the Lent Generosity Challenge and each Form/House were challenged to compete for the greatest number of acts of service and generosity with a Form receiving an Easter Egg at the Easter Communion Service.